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Rowe Sanctuary

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44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
http://rowe.audubon.org/

January 2017

River Runs Through It

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
$100

Rowe Sanctuary's Annual Fundraiser. For more information contact Rowe Sanctuary at 308-468-5282

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March 2017

Crane Carnival

March 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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Paul Johnsgard Book Signing

March 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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Dr. Paul Johnsgard will be available to sign books at the Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary on March 12 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Dr. Paul Johnsgard is an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska. He produced his first book, the Handbook of Waterfowl Behaviour published by Cornell University in 1965. He is considered one of the most prolific authors of ornithology books. A true partner with the conservation efforts of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, Dr. Johnsgard has written numerous books on…

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Bird Friendly Communities with John Rowden

March 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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Audubon’s Bird-friendly Communities conservation strategy is guided by the principle of improving communities all over the country by providing birds with food, shelter, safe passage and places to raise their young. Native plants provide resources that support birds in each of those areas, and research is demonstrating that even small patches of habitat planted with natives – down to the yard and neighborhood scale – can benefit birds. In 2016, Audubon introduced the nationwide Plants for Birds program that provides…

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May 2017

Rowe Adventures: Birding with the Family

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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Bring your family out to Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary to learn what birding is all about! In celebration of Migratory Bird Month, we are holding a Birding with the Family event as part of our Rowe Adventures education series. This event is an introduction to bird watching for the whole family! There will be guided hikes every hour (9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:00 am) with an expert birder to provide helpful tips and tricks for identifying birds. Bird related children’s…

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August 2017

Rowe Adventures- Play in the Platte

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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In celebration of the upcoming solar eclipse, families are invited to come explore the Platte River and the critters that call it home. If water levels permit we will spend most of the time in the river.

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September 2017

Rowe Sanctuary: A River Runs Through It

September 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
$100

5:00 p.m. - Social 6:00 p.m. - Dinner Followed by a creative fundraising event to allow you to invest in protecting our Platte River ecosystem. Featuring Chef Chris 'Rico' Huryta of Kearney's own Alley Rose restaurant. RSVP by September 22. 308-468-5282 or rowe.audubon.org. Casual attire.  

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October 2017

Rowe Adventures: Radical Reptiles

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Come out and explore the world of reptiles. Learn about these cool creatures and go exploring to observe them in their habitat. Be sure to wear weather appropriate attire, including walking shoes.

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Rowe Adventures: Owl Prowl

October 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Come over to the dark side of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary and meet the amazing critters that make their living at night. This Owl Prowl offers an exciting multi-generational opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of owls and other animals that thrive at night. A nighttime hike to explore these animals will also occur, so be sure to dress for the weather.

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November 2017

Rowe Adventures: Falling into Winter

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

The leaves on the trees are not the only things changing. Nature has many ways to survive the upcoming cold winter months. Come learn about different strategies animals and plants use to survive the cold and explore the trails for these changes. Be sure to dress according to the weather.

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December 2017

Rowe Adventures: Snug as a Bug

December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Many types of animals spend the winter in dead leaves and logs. By using scientist tools and techniques, explore these small habitats to discover a variety of these spineless critters. Make sure to dress for the weather, as a short hike will occur.

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January 2018

Rowe Adventures: Winter Walkabout

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Come explore our trails along the Platte River to find, even in the cold months of winter, animals and insects find ways to adapt. Families and participants of all ages will also enjoy watching the feeders from the windows of the center. Make sure to dress in layers for the hike.

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February 2018

Audubon’s Rowe Adventures: Nature Valentines

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Come celebrate Valentine's Day and make edible "valentines for nature" to hang outside, as well as more conventional nature-inspired valentines for your family and friends. A short nature walk will also occur, so make sure to dress in layers.

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The Changing Ecology of the Great Plains

February 12, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

$75 This event begins at on the west side of the Holiday Inn in Kearney, NE. Participants will then travel to Rowe Sanctuary and Red Cloud Nebraska. Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE, and the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, NE have partner to create this once in a lifetime viewing opportunity. Willa Cather loved the Great Plains and celebrated central Nebraska in her novel My Ántonia. Join us for this event, which will…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Join Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary for our local Great Backyard Bird Count on Sunday, February 18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. We will be counting birds at our feeders and on the adjacent Platte River from the comfort of the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Visitors and participants can come and go as…

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March 2018

Crane Carnival

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary the annual Family Crane Carnival, a one of a kind carnival for all ages with an emphasis on fun and learning. This is a great opportunity to learn about cranes and their habitat in a hands-on setting. Look for new activities, touchable exhibits, face painting, and much more. Candi Crane will also be out and about meeting and greeting young guests. Don’t forget to bring your camera and have your picture taken at the famous Sandhill Crane…

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eBird- So Easy, So Important! Presentation

March 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

With our climate changing, habitat loss, and 2018 being the Year of the Bird, there has never been a better time to become an eBirder! Learn about this amazing community science database, how simple it is to use at home or in the field, and its importance to scientists and bird lovers. This talk will be presented by Jason "the Birdnerd" St. Sauver, the Community Education Director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center in Denton, NE.

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My Ántonia at 100: The Changing Ecology of the Great Plains

March 23, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Join the Willa Cather Archive in partnership with the Willa Cather Foundation, Audubon Nebraska, and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary for an ecotourism event focused on Willa Cather’s My Ántonia and the complex ecosystem of central Nebraska. This event is part of a series of events funded by Humanities Nebraska celebrating the centennial of the publication of My Ántonia in 2018. The trip begins with a sunrise viewing of Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River in Rowe…

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Advocacy Workshop

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

The Advocacy Workshop will provide a brief overview of what’s happening in Washington, including Audubon’s work to protect the important Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and help build skills to effective advocate with elected officials on key conservation issues. This workshop will be presented by Justin Stokes, Audubon's Director of Legislative Affairs. He oversees Audubon’s interactions with Congress and is a member of Audubon’s climate initiative team.

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Water for Birds Presentation

March 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
Free

The old adage that whisky is for drinking and water is for fighting certainly holds true on the Platte. We will recount the Platte River water accounting and flow protection measures that have grown from past conflicts, explore what these protections practically mean for cranes, and discuss the ways that future water management activities may influence crane habitat. This talk will be presented by Jason Farnsworth. Jason works for the Platte River Recovery and Implentation Program (PRRIP) as their Director…

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April 2018

My Ántonia at 100: The Changing Ecology of the Great Plains

April 7, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 3:30 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Willa Cather loved the Great Plains and celebrated central Nebraska in her novel My Ántonia. Join us for this event, which will begin at the Rowe Sanctuary at sunrise, where we will enjoy a viewing of the Sandhill Crane migration within one of the Sanctuary’s blinds. Following the blind experience, we will travel to Red Cloud for a tour of the many Cather-related sites in and on the outskirts of town, including Cather’s childhood home, and end with a visit…

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May 2018

Birding with Family

May 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Do you have a budding birder in your family? Well come on out to Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary to learn what birding is all about! In celebration of Migratory Bird Month, we are holding a Birding with the Family event as part of our Rowe Adventures education series. This event is an introduction to bird watching for the whole family! There will be guided hikes every hour (9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:00 am) with an expert birder to provide helpful…

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July 2018

Firefly Picnic

July 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

The Firefly Picnic is a naturally good time for all ages! Bring a snack picnic and experience the sunset on the Platte River. Then spend a relaxing evening investigating fireflies and other nighttime insects. You will also get the chance to help with a citizen science project about fireflies and record data for a real scientific study! This Rowe Adventures program is free to attend, but free will donations are encouraged.

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August 2018

Play in the Platte

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Families are invited to come explore the Platte River habitat and the critters that call it home in this Rowe Adventures program. If water levels permit we will spend most of the time in the river. Please come dressed for the weather and for safety reasons shoes are required to play in the river. Water shoes or old tennis shoes are preferred. This program is free to attend, but free will donations are encouraged.

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Blues on the Banks

August 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Join us for our third annual "Blues on the Banks" celebration, featuring an evening of music from the OK Sisters, with Marty Tilly and Greg Tesdall. We'll have brats, burgers and brews, along with nature walks in the summer prairie grasses. The $20 per person admission provides all guests with 3 tickets to purchase any combination of brats, burgers and/or brews. Additional tickets may be purchased at the event. This is an age 21 or older event. Reservations are required…

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September 2018

Rowe Adventures: Radical Reptiles

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Come and explore the world of reptiles in this Rowe Adventures family program. Learn about these "cool" creatures as we observe them in their natural habitat. There will be live reptile presentations. Please wear weather appropriate attire, including walking shoes. This is a free educational program! Reservations are not required.

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A River Runs Through It

September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

$100 The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will present “A Rivers Runs Through It,” its annual fundraising celebration on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm followed by an outdoor gourmet dinner. Cost is $100 per person, and all proceeds will support Rowe’s efforts to conserve the Platte River for Sandhill and Whooping Cranes, and to provide quality education programs for all ages to experience the joys of nature. Reservations can be made at by…

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October 2018

Rowe Adventures: Owl Prowl

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

Travel to the dark side of Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary and meet the amazing creatures that make their living at night. This program offers an exciting family opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of owls and other animals that thrive at night. The program includes a night hike so please dress appropriately for th weather. The fee for this program is $5 per person or $10 per family. No reservations are necessary - pay when you arrive.

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November 2018

Rowe Adventures: Fall Into Winter

November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States

The leaves on the trees aren't the only things changing this time of year. Nature has many ways to survive the upcoming cold winter months. Come learn about the different strategies animals and plants use to survive the cold and explore the trails to observe these seasonal changes. Please dress for the weather. This is a free family program. No reservations are required.

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March 2019

Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

March 21 - March 24
Rowe Sanctuary, 44450 Elm Island Rd
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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